Fungi Gallery

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July 2009 - David & Jo sent in these fwo Fungi that popped up after some rain this month.


                                                      Parasol Mushroom - Lepiota Procera - EDIBLE 


                                                      Parasol Mushroom - Lepiota Procera - EDIBLE 


                                                                   Conoeybe Tenera - Inedible


March 2009 - Phil Vincent sent in these fungi pictures from last year, from the field by his house at Clifton on Teme.


                                                                          Hygrocybe pratense                     Photo Phil Vincent



                                                                                                                                                               Photo Phil Vincent



                                                                                                                                                                Photo Phil Vincent


                                                                            H.calyptriformis 5th Record in Worcs.                     Photo Phil Vincent



                                                                                        H.coccinea qm                                               Photo Phil Vincent



                                                                                        H.psittacinus                                                  Photo Phil Vincent



                                                                                                                                       Photo Phil Vincent


September 2008

Sunday Morning mid September. An early morning walk through the Cherry Orchard and down to the Pools. The combination of very wet weather recently, followed by a couple of days of Indian summer and a warm early evening allowed a myriad of fungal spores to erupt.

Here's a selection of what we found at Upper Rochford.




Shaggy Parasol  Lepiota rhacodes var. hortensis The cap on this specimen was about 4 inches across. Found in the Cherry Orchard. Typical habitat is woodland and Shrubberies of all kinds.



Shaggy Parasol  Lepiota rhacodes var. hortensis



Sulphur Polypore or Chicken of the Woods. (Laetiporus sulphureus) A bracket Fungus growing typically in tiers. This specimen was about 12 inches across.



Sulphur Polypore or Chicken of the Woods. (Laetiporus sulphureus) Considered a delicacy in Germany and North America.

(Rather you than me !). Habitat preference is deciduous trees. This was found on an old Cherry Tree Stump.



Crepidotus species. (variabilis?) A common fungi associated with fallen dead twigs of decidouos trees. Up to approx 3/4" in size.





Bonnet Cap species - Oak Bonnet Cap? (Mycena inclinata)- Associated as the name suggests, with Oak trees.



Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria There are 24 Amanita species in the UK of which this is the most easily recognisable. Considered Poisonous. It gains its 'common' name from the practice of breaking the cap up into milk in medieval times to stupefy flies.



Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria. The distinctive orange cap makes this fungi easily seen amongst dense undergrowth. The cap on this specimen was in the order of 5 inches across.



Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria. Just breaking through the ground. Cap size approx 1 1/2 inches.



Tawny Funnel Cap - (Lepista inversa) A woodland species. Cap size of this specimen circa 2 inches across










Clitocybe dealbata Found in the damp grass near a pool . Poisionous












Many-zoned Polypore (Trametes versicolor) A bracket fungi which is extremely variable in colour. Prefers deciduous trees.



Many-zoned Polypore (Trametes versicolor) These specimens were found on a fallen silver birch in a very shaded area.

Cap size of these specimens - up to 2 inches across.









Destroying Angel  Amanita virosa. This thankfully uncommon fungi is deadly poisonous. Found growing in a very shady but damp area.



Giant Puff Ball (Langermannia gigantea).....or rather, the remains of one. This fruiting fungi grows as a large white ball of some considerable size, often more than 12 inches across. On ripening, it breaks away from its base causing the inside of the sac to be exposed. The 'ball' then blows about with the wind, depositing spores from within its sac.









August 2008

A mass of Toadstools (Trooping Crumble-cap) under a dead apple tree appeared over night - Upper Rochford